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Jul 1, 2012 7:00pm PDT
have entered into a new phase of conflict in which we use a cyber weapon to create physical destruction. >> simon: qatar is tiny, wedged between two giants-- iran and saudi arabia. its capital, doha, is literally rising from the sand. not very long ago, that's all there was here, sand. today, it looks ritzier and wackier than any city anywhere, and there's more than bling. a new state-of-the-art hospital is about to open. there's a first-class symphony orchestra. the emir imported the musicians. there are six top american universities. and, oh, yes, there's something else-- qataris are the richest people in the world. >> stahl: in the beautiful italian province of perugia, men room the frosty hills with their trained dogs, hunting for the most expensive food in the world. so this is $1,000? just right there is $1,000? but as we found out, anything this rare and expensive can attract a dangerous clientele. >> ( translated ): everybody is in danger in this business. >> i'm steve kroft. >> i'm lesley stahl. >> i'm morley safer. >> i'm bob simon. >> i'm lara logan. >> i'm scott pelley. thos
Jul 15, 2012 7:00pm EDT
used and allowed users to make free long distance phone calls. >> isaacson: wozniak loves the blue box. he's doing it as a prank. steve says, "we can sell them. we can market them." and they sold about 100 of them, and jobs said to me, "that's the beginning of apple. when we started doing that blue box, i knew that, with wozniak's brilliant designs and my marketing skills, we could sell anything." >> kroft: that was still a few years off. jobs enrolled at reed college in oregon at a time when timothy leary was telling students across the country to turn on, tune in, and drop out. jobs did after one semester. >> jobs: the time we grew up in was a magical time. and it was also a very, you know, spiritual time in my life. definitely, taking lsd was one of the most important things in my life and... not the most important but right up there. >> kroft: he eventually drifted back to his parents' house and became one of the first 50 employees to work for the video game maker atari. but he was not a big hit with his co-workers. he never wore shoes, had very long hair, never bathed. in fact
Jul 29, 2012 7:00pm EDT
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Jul 8, 2012 8:00pm EDT
intention of leaving until you tell me what's on your mind. we gave you $40, you gave us... >> kroft: porn peddlers, scammers, confidence men. >> i don't know, he put over there. these is my films. >> you're contemptible. i mean this, not for the camera, i'd like for you to get out of here. >> kroft: for a few years, they were staples on "60 minutes." >> i hope you got it and i hope you have the guts to use it. >> kroft: if you had so much fun, and the audience loved it, why did you stop doing it? >> wallace: because it became a caricature of itself. and we realized we weren't getting information, we were getting drama. >> kroft: mike, you have something against drama? >> wallace: oh, no. but if it is legitimate drama, if you really are after... by asking a tough question, or a difficult question-- nothing wrong with it. because you're in search of the truth, you hope. accuracy, understanding. but to do it just to make somebody look like a fool or embarrass them or whatever, after a while, uh-uh. all right. >> kroft: over the years, mike developed his own special shorthand vocabulary
Jul 22, 2012 7:00pm EDT
career record. he told us he almost quit swimming altogether after dominating the beijing olympics in 2008. >> i would do nothing, like, i would just wake up at 11:00 in the afternoon. just wouldn't leave the house. i would sit around and play video games. i was so lazy. i probably went through, like, a depression phase where i was just like, "what am i doing?" >> cooper: tonight, this epic olympian shows us what he is doing now and why he decided to get back in the pool. >> i'm steve kroft. >> i'm lesley stahl. >> i'm lora logan. >> i'm byron pitts. >> i'm anderson cooper. >> i'm scott pelley. those stories tonight on "60 minutes." ♪ [ male announcer ] it's back. the confidence, the determination. chevrolet had the greatest year in our history last year. and we're making our highest-quality, most advanced cars ever. but judge for yourself. if you're not happy with your new chevy, return it. introducing the chevy love it or return it guarantee. ♪ from doing what's right to getting that feeling back, chevy runs deep. those little things for you, life's about her. but your erectile
Jul 8, 2012 7:00pm PDT
his playbook. >> safer: it used to be that everyone started kindergarten at age five. today, nearly a quarter of some kindergarten classrooms are populated by six-year-olds. kindergarten red-shirting has more than tripled since the 1970s. boys are twice as likely to be held back as girls, whites more than minorities, and rich more than poor. >> i don't think it's really cheating the system. i view whatever i think, within my realm as a parent, to make sure that my child is as prepared as they can be for life's challenges. >> safer: and has every advantage. >> yes. >> simon: magnus carlsen is the best in the world. just look at what he's doing-- competing against ten players simultaneously. that, in itself, is not extraordinary. but magnus cannot see the boards; he's facing the other way. so he has to keep track of the positions of 320 pieces blind. and the number of possible moves? infinite. it transcends chance. i mean, i just can't fathom what you've just done. it seems like it's supernatural. >> i'm steve kroft. >> i'm lesley stahl. >> i'm morley safer. >> i'm bob simon. >> i'm lar
Jul 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
used his clients' money to buy powerful friends and influence legislation. >> jack abramoff: i was so far into it that i couldn't figure out where right and wrong was. i believed that i was among the top moral people in the business. i was totally blinded by what was going on. >> stahl: jack abramoff was a whiz at influencing legislation, and one way he did that was to get his clients, like some indian tribes, to make substantial campaign contributions to select members of congress. >> abramoff: as i look back, it was effective. it certainly helped the people i was trying to help, both the clients and the republicans, at that time. >> stahl: but even that, you're now saying, was corrupt? >> abramoff: yes. >> stahl: can you quantify how much it costs to corrupt a congressman? >> abramoff: ( laughs ) i was actually thinking of writing a book, "the idiot's guide to buying a congressman," as a way to put this all down. but first, i think most congressmen don't feel they're being bought. most congressmen, i think, can, in their own mind, justify the system. >> stahl: rationalize. >> abramo
Jul 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
on top of me, was a good putt and the next hole was darrening point because neither one of us -- a turning point because neither one of us probably should have birdied that hole and both made mistakes there and last couple holes were tough. for me that was a neat experience to be able to hit two really good shots coming the last two holes. i had to cut off the t in a little draw and in the second shot to have it turn out was fantastic, but i want to say thank you to at&t for everything and i really want to say thank you to all the maintenance staff and our foundation and everyone who is involved in yesterday's clean- up. [ applause ] >> i mean everyone, all the volunteers, everyone worked their tails off to get it so that we were able to play yesterday and we were so thankful because yesterday was a dangerous situation if spectators were allowed to come in and we couldn't guarantee your safety and that's of utmost importance to us and i know that it was -- it felt like a lot of pent up energy out there today because everyone was so fired up from the very first hole on and it got lo
Jul 10, 2012 9:00pm EDT
asking himself or herself. why are you giving us an interview right after you've been indicted? it's pretty unusual. >> so my lawyer tells me. [ chuckles ] >> well, he's approving of this, isn't he? >> he is. i have a story to tell. i'm innocent. i need people to understand what happened, and i'm glad to have this chance to do it. >> her story involves the investigation into who from the board was leaking confidential information to the press about corporate strategy, hp's interest in buying another tech company, even deliberations over who they would hire as c.e.o. >> the idea that the most sensitive discussions of the board would end up on the front page of the wall street journal was destructive. it destroyed the trust between people, and if they don't trust each other, they can't function as a board. >> a majority of the board asked dunn to initiate a leak inquiry, which soon ran amuck... [ camera shutters clicking ] ...and has made her the public face of one of corporate america's biggest scandals. >> we're here on a troubled day. >> great disappointment here. >> it is not belie
Jul 24, 2012 9:00pm EDT
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Jul 17, 2012 9:00pm EDT
example, the laptop would come pre-charged with all of the energy that you would ever intend to use. >> automobiles? >> same. [ticking] >> they've constructed one of the largest, most sophisticated machines ever built to try and replicate what the universe was like just a few nanoseconds after it was created. >> why do you want to do that? >> why wouldn't you want to know that? >> well, you'd want to know it, but, you know, spending $8 billion to find out, it must be important. >> we can understand how to take the light that bounces off of me and you, into that camera, and put it into mom and pop's living room. now, imagine in 10 years, 20 years, we would be able to take, instead of our photons, me and you, and put them in mom and pop's living room? >> transport people. >> you tell me. is that worth it? [ticking] >> [speaking french] >> what began as a small, understaffed, ill-equipped clinic in 1985 today has 100 inpatient beds, an array of specialists, and three operating rooms. they have nearly 2 million patient visits a year. >> [speaking french] >> how many lives, do you think,
Jul 4, 2012 12:00am EDT
coolest. this is the coolest. >> you can take ipod and beat us over the head with it, but it's only one product, and we have 1,000 products. >> still, talk about a tough job. he has to turn sony around in a culture that's not always easy for a westerner to understand. >> sorry. >> that's all right. were you lost in translation too? >> welcome to 60 minutes on cnbc. i'm steve kroft. in this edition, we talk with a trio of business moguls, carl icahn, eli broad, and sir howard stringer. we begin with carl icahn. it takes a certain breed of stock market investor to thrive in queasy times, and icahn is one of that breed. he has a knack of turning someone else's loss into profit for himself. but he can also help others improve their bottom line through the so-called icahn lift, an upward bounce that often happens when he starts buying a beleaguered stock. when the financial crisis hit in 2008, many investors were tearing their hair out, but not icahn. the state of the economy changes, but icahn's investment philosophy remains the same. as he told leslie stahl in march of 2008, carl icahn loo
Jul 25, 2012 12:00am EDT
children for whom the clock just runs out on us? sure, it happens. we'll never accept it. we will always work to make that not happen. >> seed's commitment to its students has brought them attention. president obama, who is looking for ways to improve inner-city schools, visited in 2009. >> this school is a true success story, a place where, for four of the last five years, every graduate from the seed school was admitted to college, every graduate. >> the class of 2009 was on track to do the same. with success like that, vinnakota and adler believe there should be a seed school in every major urban area. they opened a second boarding school in baltimore two years ago, and they're planning to open a third in cincinnati. the funding comes from a mixture of private donors who pay for start-up costs, including building the schools, and then government money pays for most of the operating costs. at every school, the goal is the same: a day like this one. >> i'm going to kent state university. >> connecticut college. >> winston-salem state university. >> kent state university. >> raise
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